"First published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson as The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce: a novel in four vintages"--T.p. verso Topics: Businessmen, Leisure class, Friendship, Entertaining, Wine tasting, Wine cellars
Disguising herself as a boy and hiding in the melee of the gold rush to escape her past, Alex raises suspicions in proprietor Emaline, who extends protection around the unusual youth until an unexpected gold strike reveals dangerous secrets Topics: Gold mines and mining, Frontier and pioneer life, Women pioneers, Frontier and pioneer life, Gold...
When his dad goes missing in a fishing-boat accident, fourteen-year-old Jake refuses to think he may have lost his father forever. But suddenly, nothing seems certain in Jake's future, and now his family's diner may be repossessed by loan sharks. In Narragansett Bay, scrabbling out a living as a quahogger isn't easy, but with the help of some local clammers, Jake is determined to work hard and earn enough money to ensure his family's security and save the diner in time Topics: Families, Quahoging, Coming of age, Family life, Families, Quahoging
Originally published: London : Robinson, 2008. US edition has Running Press logo on the spine; UK edition has Robinson logo on spine. US ISBN and US and Canadian prices on back cover of US edition; UK price on back cover of UK edition. Otherwise the editions are identical Topics: Fantasy fiction, American, Fantasy fiction, English
Feb 24, 2015byAllende, Isabel, author; Brock, Oliver (Translator); Wynne, Frank, translator
"A fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco through Ripper, the online mystery game she plays with her beloved grandfather and friends around the world"-- Topics: Teenagers, Serial murderers, Internet games, Crime stoppers programs, FICTION / Thrillers, FICTION...
Thirteen-year-old Charlotte must rescue humankind again when the evil Philonecron captures her cousin Zee, and Poseidon himself sends a sea monster to eat the cruise ship on which Charlotte's parents are trapped Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Mythology, Greek, Poseidon (Greek deity), Animals, Mythical
Feb 24, 2015byMankell, Henning, 1948-2015; Thompson, Laurie, 1938-
"A novel in which Kurt Wallander becomes involved in the case of the disappearance of a retired naval officer--who is Wallander's daughter Linda's future father-in-law--which leads him into a story of Cold War espionage. Wallander also confronts his own age and mortality, while welcoming his first granddaughter"-- Topics: Wallander, Kurt (Fictitious character), Police, Missing persons, Wallander, Kurt (Fictional...
Skilled assassin Will Robie is asked by the U.S. government to track down fellow assassin Jessica Reel, who has gone rogue, but during his pursuit of Reel, Robie realizes that her betrayal may be concealing a larger threat that could impact the whole world Topics: Assassins, Betrayal, Female assassins, Assassination, Intelligence officers, Conspiracies, Roman,...
When their plane crashes over the Pacific Ocean, three science students are left stranded on a tropical island and then imprisoned by a doctor who is performing horrifying experiments on humans involving the transfer of animal genes
A sandstone farmhouse / John Updike -- The swimmers / Joyce Carol Oates -- Overland / Sharon Sheehe Stark -- Ashes / T. Alan Broughton -- Saul and Patsy are pregnant / Charles Baxter -- Hand, cup, shell / Ursula K. LeGuin -- Powwow / Patricia Lear -- Hippies, Indians, buffalo / Wayne Johnson -- For women everywhere / Perri Klass -- Nothing to ask for / Dennis McFarland -- Raisin faces / Helen Norris -- The ilui / Diane Levenberg -- The very pineapple / Charlotte Zoë Walker -- Oil and water /... Topics: Short stories, American, American fiction
A daring kidnapping turns a children's birthday party at Camp David into a national security nightmare, pushing agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to their limits Topics: King, Sean (Fictitious character), Maxwell, Michelle (Fictitious character), Kidnapping, National...
While living in a housing project in Oakland, California, thirteen-year-old Kisha joins a track team which helps her discover that she can be a winner. Thirteen-year-old Kisha tries to escape the Oakland projects & her parents' crumbling marriage by joining a track team that has been started by a new community center director. Based on the true story of a girls' track team that was started to provide an alternative to street life in one of the toughest housing projects in Oakland, California Topics: African Americans, Track and field, Inner cities, City and town life, Track and field, African...
"The highly anticipated follow-up to the critically-acclaimed bestseller THE DESCENDANTS ("Audaciously comic" -The New Yorker), a novel about a mother grieving her son's death in a Colorado resort town who is faced with another shock-the appearance of a strange girl carrying a secret that will change their lives irrevocably. "-- Topics: Sons, Bereavement, Life change events, FICTION / General, FICTION / Literary, FICTION /...
On the brink of the final battle against the Cursed Ones, the Salamancan hunters' internal bickering threatens their cause, and Jenn must try to rally her team while facing her own doubts, especially about her love for Antonio Topics: Vampires, Guerrilla warfare, Supernatural, Sisters, Horror stories, JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy...
Feb 24, 2015byBrindley, John, 1954-; Benfold Haywood, Ian P., illustrator
Former track star, seventeen-year-old Blake, has a chance encounter on a school trip and finds himself transported into a strange new world where he is perceived as a hero by an enigmatic mermaid creature, Chimera, changing his life forever Topics: Heroes, Mermaids, Heroes, Mermaids, Fantasy fiction
"By July 1914, the ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained--by Thea's passionate embrace of women's suffrage, and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea's brother, Tom, who runs the family farm. When Kezia and Tom wed just a month before war is declared between Britain and Germany, Thea's gift to Kezia is a book on household management--a veiled criticism of the bride's prosaic life to come. Yet when Tom enlists to fight for his... Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Female friendship, Farm life, Interpersonal relations